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Transportation Employment Information

Transportation Industry Overview

More than 8.6 million Americans work in transportation jobs, including more than 3 million truck drivers who move raw materials and finished goods around the nation. Long-haul truck driver is the most common job in transportation. Tractor-trailer drivers work in tandem with route planners, traffic dispatchers and traffic managers. Delivery truck drivers distribute cargo in a limited area.

Transportation Job Types

Long-haul truck drivers transport goods between cities and states, typically in trucks weighing more than 26,000 pounds. Self-employed tractor-trailer drivers are called owner-operators.

Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers deliver merchandise to stores or customers? homes typically in one region or urban area. They drive trucks of 26,000 pounds or less.

Traffic dispatchers organize where truck drivers go. They stay in touch with the drivers, give them assignments, share traffic information and maintain tracking logs.

Traffic managers analyze data, work with vendors and set policies to help their companies efficiently deliver goods and maximize profits.

Transportation Education and Certifications

To get a delivery truck driver job or driver/sales job, you?ll need a high school diploma or GED, plus on-the-job training. To advance and find transportation job opportunities as a long-haul tractor-trailer driver, you?ll need a few years of related driving experience as well.

Pursuing a transportation career as a traffic manager requires a bachelor?s degree, but some companies will hire someone with an associate?s degree and several years of experience.

States have special license requirements or tests for truck drivers whose jobs involve hazardous material, tankers, and double- or triple-trailer trucks.

Transportation Job Market

Transportation employment for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is expected to increase 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average occupation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Light truck/delivery truck driver employment will increase 15 percent during that period, about average for all occupations, while driver/sales worker jobs will grow 10 percent, the BLS reports.

Transportation Salaries

The median salary for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers was $37,930 in May 2011, according to the BLS. Dispatchers earned median salaries of $35,200. Light truck and delivery services drivers earned a median of $29,080. Driver/sales workers made $22,770.

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DRIVERS-Class ANewestEquipmenton the Road 100 Plus Trucks Coming in the Next 4 months.We are Now Hiring:Entry Level & Company Drivers $5,000 Sign-ON Bonus, Tuition Reimbursement, Pet on Your Truck, Paid OrientationUp to $.44 CPM, Guaranteed Pay Packages & the respect YOU deserve!Call Today1-800-547-9169 (Dial 1)or Check us out Online atMayTrucking.comOr email: ***** www.ocjobf...
Big 4 Trucking New Terminal (With New Trucks) Regional Tankers Drivers for Pet. Business Paid on Hub Miles (not Book Miles) Load & Unload Pay Quarterly Safety Bonus Health-Life-Vision-Dental 7 Paid Holidays Need CDL-Clear MVR Tank End.-TWIK Come Join Our Team 985-474-1424 or 985-474-1371 LarryWilliams@Big4trucking .net...
Call: 862-371-3615 or email: ***** An Equal Opportunity Employer DRIVERS DRIVERS/CDL A Florence, NJ The Judge Organization Transportation-Warehousing-Logistics Expanding transportation firm has IMMEDIATE opportunity for regional company driver with min 3 yrs exp & good driving record Home daily, no touch freight, steady work, new equipment Benefits package...
First Student SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS Higher Pay for CDL Holders with School Bus Driving Experience Now Hiring STEADY PART TIME DRIVERS What we offer: Paid training Competitive wages Just work on school days What you need: - Valid NY license - 3 years driving experience - Good driving record - Like to work with children - Must be 21yrs or older Call 716-685-9864 Equal Opportunity Emp...
This job comes with a tremendous benefit. Feeling supported. There's a lot of talk out there about valuing employees. But not every company will stand behind its words, supporting you day-in and day-out. Working here, you are an important part of the whole team. We allow you to put your strengths to use, so you can be proud of what you do here. That pride is what makes us stand out. We are Enter...
DRIVER - CLASS A, B CDL Regional and Local hauling. Great Work Environment, competitive pay and benefits. We require a background check, No felonies, or DUI, and a clean MVR. 1 Year experience in the industry and ability to lift 150 lbs. We are looking for individuals who enjoy hard work and working with people, with the ability to read, write and fill out the forms, inventory, and paperwork for...
DRIVERS NEEDED Central Ohio Contractors is now hiring day and night shift drivers with a class A CDL for rolloff and dump trailer positions. Day shift drivers will haul locally around Columbus and be home every night. Night shift drivers will work 4-5 nights per week and will be paid at a premium rate for doing so. Our company provides excellent salary starting at $17.50 per hour and benefits inc...
Suttons International, a major NVOCC/OTI tank operator located in Iselin, NJ is looking for an inside sales manager. Working closely with the VP of Sales and Business Development, this position requires a highly professional, confident and a self- starter. Responsibilities include a high level of administrative support to the Sales and Operational teams based in the USA and worldwide. Produce docu...
Position will deliver to all types of customers including Foodservice. Drives the delivery vehicle and delivers product to the store. Responsible for ongoing rotating and stocking of product on store shelves, displays, in coolers and vending equipment. Builds small displays and sets up promotional materials as pricing signs and banners. Generates invoice and is responsible for daily settlement of ...
Logistics/Transport CDL Class A Driving Instructors Needed TDI, the nation's leading truck driving school, is looking for Part Time Instructors for its Milton, FL facility; Excellent pay and benefits! Flexible schedule, excellent working environment. Call 1-888-568-7364, email ***** or fax resume to (228) 832-8959. Web ID#: 34312136...
Botts Welding and Truck Service in Woodstock is seeking a skilled, enthusiastic & hardworking Delivery Driver and Counter Sales Person to join our team of truck parts professionals. Primary focus is getting the right parts to the right people at the right time, and engaging with customers. Requirements include: driving throughout Chicago metro area, able to drive both automatic & manual transmiss...
Local delivery Branch Driver R.E. MICHEL COMPANY, a leading wholesale distributor of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment and parts with over 250 branch locations coast to coast, has a potential career opportunity in our Ebensburg branch for an individual with experience in delivery, who posses good customer service and communication skills. Knowledge of the HVACR industry helpf...
DRIVER TRAINEES! GET PAID CDL TRAINING NOW! Learn to drive for StevensTransport. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! New Drivers can earn $900 per wk + Benefits! Carrier covers cost! Be trained & based locally! Now offering New Regional Routes in FL. 1-877-214-3624...
TRUCK DRIVERS-OTR/CLASS A CDL Ashley Distribution Services in Jamestown, NY seeks: TRUCKLOAD DRIVERS (No Touch) Earning potential avg. $67,000 year Home Weekly Paid Vacation Full Benefit Package Class A CDL & at least 1 year current OTR exp. Clean MVR/PSP Reports. Call 1-800-837-2241 8AM to 4PM CST for info & app or email: ***** or www.ashleydistributionserv...
TRUCK DRIVER Over the road driver for local Class A driving, must have clean license and 5 yrs exp. Home every wknd. Good equipment and pay with benefits to include: health, dental, vision, and life insurance, 401(k), 9 paid holidays and vacation. Send resume to: *****, or fax resume to 716-542-5496, or apply Whiting Door Mfg Corp., 113 Cedar St., Akron, NY 14001 EOE...
Bus Drivers - Multiple Locations (No Experience Needed + $1,000.00 Signing Bonus) NOW HIRING School Bus Drivers! We need you! and so do the children! Initial Basic Requirements: Fully licensed school bus drivers must have transported children in the last 12 months No experience needed Initial Basic Requirements: Be at least 21 years of age Have a valid driver's license Be able to pass a background...
OTR DRIVERS 38.3© Per Mile PLUS Incentives Warren, OH Trucking Company seeking OTR Drivers. * Home most wknds;often midweek * Modern, well-maintained equip. * Excellent benefits & 401K * Safety bonus program * Must have Class A CDL If interested in joining our team, fax resume or stop in to apply at: 621 Dana St., Warren, OH FAX: 330-527-5095 [No phone calls please] E.O.E. provided ...
Local Yard Drivers *Tired of staying on the road for weeks (and weekends) on end? *Long for home cooked meals and sleeping in your own bed? Premier Transportation seeks safe, reliable, hard-working, f/t Yard Drivers to work at our customer location in Romeoville and Manteno, IL. Must have Class A CDL. *Overtime pay after 40 hours *$1,000 annual longevity bonus *BC / BS Health insurance *Full Welln...
Experienced Licensed Tankerman Needed in Memphis, TN! Are you ready to jump start your career with a company who cares about you? Are you tired of not feeling valued or appreciated for your contributions and hard work? At SGS Petroleum Service Corporation we know the importance and the value of our employees! Our licensed Tankermen are the heart beat of our company! It's no surprise why we are ...
Experienced Licensed Tankerman Needed in Louisiana! Are you ready to jump start your career with a company who cares about you? Are you tired of not feeling valued or appreciated for your contributions and hard work? At SGS Petroleum Service Corporation we know the importance and the value of our employees! Our licensed Tankermen are the heart beat of our company! It's no surprise why we are th...

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